Capital Liberty Invest, the joint venture between Evangelos Marinakis’ Capital Ship Management and Dietrich Schulz-led Liberty One, has acquired its first two vessels which will come under the technical management of Liberty Blue.
The comapny has taken delivery of the 2008-built 1,878 teu Ibrahim Dede, which has been renamed Asterix, and chartered the vessel to a major container ship operator.
The takeover of the second sister vessel, Cafer Dede, will follow and the vessel will be renamed Apostolos II.
The acquisition comes after the establishment of Capital Liberty Invest in January last year, and the company said it will continue to seek further growth opportunities in the dry bulk and container segment.
The Capital Group currently operates a fleet of 77 vessels comprising of 49 tankers, four bulk carriers, 20 container carriers and 4 LNG carriers.